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Police Blotter

Foils window attack
Soho residents on Sullivan St. between Prince and Houston Sts. reported being startled by the sound of breaking glass, followed by angry yelling on Sat., Dec. 1, at 1 a.m. after a man reportedly head-butted the window of a yarn store.

“It was an accident. The window was coming at me,” the man reportedly shouted, after a neighbor from across the street admonished him. Ian Dutton, who lives next door to Purl, the yarn shop, at 137 Sullivan St., said the window breaker then directed a stream of homophobic slurs at the neighbor, topping it off by calling him a slang term for female genitalia.

Police arrived after the perpetrator had left. After canvassing the area, they reported that he had been drunk and was also said to have been screaming at a woman on the corner prior to shattering the window.

By Saturday afternoon, a new plate-glass window had been installed at Purl, which was full of shopping knitters as machines spun small bundles of yarn. A sign taped at the glass’s bottom advised, “Please do not lean on the window.” Purl did not respond to a call for comment by press time.


Car ‘closet’ cleaned out
Police said a man, 36, parked his car in front of his apartment building at 30 Christopher St. on Mon., Nov. 26, at 9 p.m. When he returned the next morning at 11 a.m., he noticed that both rear passenger-door windows were broken and that suits and shirts of his that he had left on the rear seat had been taken. A canvas by police of the area turned up nothing and surveillance videos were negative. The perpetrator left no evidence behind in the vehicle.


Handbags stolen
A 38-year-old woman told police that on Fri., Nov. 30, at 1 a.m., she was inside the Tenjune nightclub, 26 Little W. 12th St., when she found that her purse, which she had placed on top of a sofa and which contained her cell phone and wallet, had been taken. She called her cell phone and a drunk female answered and stuttered something incomprehensible, the report states. No unauthorized charges had been placed on her credit cards.

According to police, a woman, 44, was at the Village Restaurant, 62 W. Ninth St., on Wed., Nov. 28, at 10:15 p.m. when she left a bag unattended on a table only to return to find it gone. She cancelled her credit cards and cell phone service, and told police that there had been no unauthorized usage. A manager stated that the restaurant has security video cameras.

A woman, 26, found that a purse she had left on the floor with her friend’s belongings on Sat., Nov. 24, at 2:45 a.m. while they were at Fat Cat bar and club, 75 Christopher St., was missing two hours later when she was ready to leave. She told police there had been unauthorized use on several of her credit cards.

Fiddlesticks bar and restaurant, 56 Greenwich Ave., was the scene of a handbag theft on Tues., Nov. 20. A 39-year-old woman left her pocketbook unattended for five minutes on top of the bar, and when she returned, it was missing. She cancelled her cards and no illegal usages were made.

Max Brenner — Chocolate by the Bald Man, 841 Broadway, also saw a patron lose a pocketbook on Sun., Nov. 25. A woman, 31, reported at the precinct stationhouse that she left her bag unattended from 6:45 p.m. to 7:05 p.m. at some point during which someone removed it without her noticing it.

A woman, 26, told police she entered Murray’s Bagels, 500 Sixth Ave., at 3:30 p.m. on Sun., Nov. 25, and after paying for some food, sat down at a table and placed her bag on the back of her chair. She told police that she didn’t feel anyone standing near her or touching her bag, but that somehow it was stolen by an unknown person.


Motorbikes gone
A man told police that a motorcycle he parked in front of 21 W. 12th St. at 6 p.m. on Tues., Nov. 27, was gone when he returned within an hour.

A 32-year-old woman told police at the Sixth Precinct stationhouse that she parked a motorcycle at the northeast corner of Washington and Horatio Sts. on Fri., Nov. 16, and returned more than a week later on Sun., Nov. 25, at 4 p.m. to find the bike gone. Due to the amount of time passed between the motorcycle’s being parked and reported stolen, police did not conduct a canvas of the area.

Lincoln Anderson


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